The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) is an initiative funded under the New Industries Fund. The Western Australian Government is committed to raising the profile of innovation in Western Australia and supporting the delivery of government initiatives to advance the growth of the State’s innovation based industries.

The WA Innovator of the Year (IOTY) program has showcased innovative and entrepreneurial individuals, businesses and creative minds since 2006. The program has benefited many of those who have participated as well as the broader community of Western Australia.

The WA Innovator of the Year program is a valuable initiative which provides support to innovators and entrepreneurs across our State. It builds capability through commercialisation training and mentoring as well as acknowledging, showcasing and awarding eligible innovators, entrepreneurs, businesses and young creative minds.

2019 WA Innovator of the Year

The 2019 program will launch on 27 March 2019.

Applications will take place online at 

You will not able to access the online application form until 8:00am on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

For more information please visit:

Thank you to the 2019 Innovator of the Year program sponsors:

IOTY 2019 sponsors

For further information:

Penny Harker
Program Manager, Science and Innovation, 
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
(08) 9222 0749

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